Accession Number:

AD0630782

Title:

OPERATION OF SHIPBOARD WASHDOWN IN FREEZING WEATHER,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

Operation of the washdown system aboard a destroyer USS POWER, DD 839 was shown to be feasible in freezing weather. The measurements made in this determination included records of the ships interior and exterior surface temperatures, air temperatures, wind velocity, distribution and flow rates of washdown water and selected physical properties of seawater. These parameters determine to a great extent the location, amount and rate of build-up of any seawater ice that may be formed by the operation of the washdown system. The methods employed for ice removal were also noted. The operating range of ships, within which it is possible to use the washdown, was shown to extend to the boundary of the iceberg area which corresponds to air temperatures of 10F. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE